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Tech II Water Plant Operator


Bakersfield, CA, US

Company:  DTE ES Operations, LLC
Job ID:  8335

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.  But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences, and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.


Job Summary

Location: Bakersfield, CA

This individual is directly responsible for testing, analyzing, and controlling the various parameters in the Water Treatment Plant to ensure optimum performance, and the production of the highest boiler quality water possible.

Key Accountabilities

  • Continuously monitor Water Plant systems and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Continuously monitor Water Plant chemistry, recognizing abnormal conditions and taking appropriate corrective actions. 
  • Ensure the safe transfer of chemicals within the Water Plant in accordance with Company policy and procedures.
  • Work shift work, overtime, and emergency “call outs” as required.
  • Perform routine maintenance functions such as lubrications, belt replacement and filter changes.
  • Perform assigned maintenance duties during plant shutdowns.
  • Maintain the Water Plant equipment in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.
  • Perform water quality testing for the following equipment: Wemco, Clarifier, R.O. and D.I. units.
  • Maintain logs and reports as required to inform others of current operating parameters or condition of equipment and systems.
  • Monitor the operation of the plant water wells WS-1 and WS-2 as required to ensure proper operation.
  • Monitor the water drainage moat and containment pond for proper operation and maintain level in pond below overflow pipe.
  • Assist other Operations Tech positions as requested/required.
  • Assist with development of training materials and training of other operators.
  • Successfully complete training objectives as assigned.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 2 years of water plant or other process control systems experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Must have demonstrated technical ability in the operation and maintenance of a water processing plant or equivalent process system.
  • Must have the general ability to read and understand piping drawings, logic flow charts and process diagrams.
  • Must be capable of performing all operations in a safe manner.
  • Must have beginning knowledge of chemistry, electricity / electronics, thermodynamics, pneumatic and mechanical systems.
  • Must have a general knowledge of OSHA standards.
  • Must be capable of concise, understandable, and legible communications both oral and written.

Additional Information

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.





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